The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy

The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy

Author: Arkebe Oqubay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192894199

Category: South Africa

Page: 1152

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This Handbook provides a detailed and wide-ranging coverage of the key economic questions in South Africa, concentrating on the more recent economic challenges facing the country.

Essays on the Evolution of the Post-Apartheid State

Essays on the Evolution of the Post-Apartheid State

Author: Mcebisi Ndletyana

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 9781920655853

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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This book critically examines the challenges, successes, and failures of the post-1994 South African state against the humane values enshrined in its constitution: nonracial democracy and respect for all generations of human rights—civil, political, social, economic, resources and the environment and gender and communication. The book sheds light on the difficulties faced by the State when trying to bring together a diverse society comprised of traditional South African, Western-based and "other" African (immigrant) cultures into a cohesive nation with a common South African identity. The views of the essays may not be entirely consistent and the issues they raise may be contentious. This merely affirms the truism that the State is a contested terrain. The aim of this book is to deepen the search for an understanding of the theory of the State as it applies to a transforming society such as ours and to trudge the dividing line between theory and practice so they can feed into each other in a progressive spiral towards the desired end-state.

South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation

South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation

Author: James J. Hentz

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253111366

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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In South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation, James J. Hentz addresses changes in South Africa's strategies for regional cooperation and economic development since its transition from apartheid to democracy. Hentz focuses on why the new South African government continues to make regional cooperation a priority and what methods this dominant state uses to pursue its neighborly goals. While providing a synthetic overview of the history of regional cooperation in southern Africa, Hentz considers the logic of cooperation more generally. An extensive discussion of South African politics provides the context for Hentz's exploration of the more widely felt effects of domestic change. Readers interested in the international organization of the politics and economy of southern Africa will find thought-provoking material in this important book.

Beyond Tenderpreneurship

Beyond Tenderpreneurship

Author: MISTRA MISTRA

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9781928509141

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policies have been a central pillar of attempts to overcome the economic legacy of apartheid. Yet, more than two decades into democracy, economic exclusion in South Africa still largely reflects the fault-lines of the apartheid era. Current discourse often conflates BEE with the so-called ‘tenderpreneurship’ referred to in the title, namely the reliance of some emergent black capitalists on state patronage. Authors go beyond this notion to understand BEE’s role from a unique perspective. They trace the history of black entrepreneurship and how deliberate policies under colonialism and its apartheid variant sought to suppress this impulse. In the context of modern South Africa, authors interrogate the complex dynamics of class formation, economic empowerment and redress against the backdrop of broader macroeconomic policies. They examine questions relating to whether B-BBEE policies are informed by strategies to change the structure of the economy. These issues are explored against the backdrop of the experiences of other developing countries and their journeys of industrialisation. The relevant black empowerment experiences of countries such as the United States are also discussed. The authors identify policy and programmatic interventions to forge the non-racial future that the constitution enjoins South Africans to build.

Economic Development in Africa

Economic Development in Africa

Author: Olusola Akinrinade

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472513311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Economic development is one of the key issues that has confronted Africa since the beginning of independence, more than a quarter-century ago. The countries of Africa have not only recognised the need for international assistance, but also the need for self-help along with various collective efforts in tackling the problems of development. The principal concern of Economic Development in Africa is with the contributions of the international environment to the development process in Africa. It considers efforts conceived within bilateral, multilateral and regional frameworks, acting as an introduction to the economic and political dimensions of these approaches. This specially commissioned collection brings together a number of scholars working in the field of International Relations with specialist interest in Africa.

Shaping American Global Policy

Shaping American Global Policy

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788112120

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Page: 51

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New actors are emerging to shape America's global relations. This report examines how these society-to-society interactions have impacted the policymaking process. Specifically, four bilateral relationships are discussed: America and China, America and Mexico, America and Russia, and America and South Africa.